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I understand Multi language support can be achieved by creating a resource-file (DLL?).

I did this but am confused about the next steps to take. The help says a lot about things to think about (such as character sets). But on how to actually do this I couldn't find a thing.

What I want:
Change the text on and in buttons, labels, showmessage, and so on in an easy way from Dutch to English to German.

Question:
Is the result one executable with some button to change everything from dutch to english, or do I get one executable for each language (3 languages --> 3 executables)?

What I've done so far:
1 Created a working program with (almost?) everything in dutch.
2 Created a resource-dll named projectname.nld (with the resource dll wizard)

Now what?
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by:kotik
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Look at the sample application in
<DELPHI_DIR>\DEMOS\RichEdit

It uses 4 languages and user can change them at runtime.
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by:Zwabbert
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Looking...
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by:kotik
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Is that what you wanted?
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by:Zwabbert
ID: 1391173
This is what I asked, it's just not what I hoped for it seems.

What if I change the original source, and add some control with some text in it?
Do I have to change all the languages and add this button to each form?
And where can I find the showmessage-statements in the languageproject.

So far it seems to me Delphi didn't solve it as pretty as I hoped, or I missed something.

Since Delphi seems incomplete and not your comment, you can post it as an answer.

Thanks, Nico
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kotik earned 400 total points
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Hi, Nico!
You can find a lot of info about creating international applications in Delphi Help:

Programming with Delphi->Creating international applications

F. e., there explained how to create resource DLLs and how to use the "resourcestring" keyword for message strings.
You'll find a lot of usefull information there.

Best regards,
Konstantin
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by:Zwabbert
ID: 1391175
It's starting to get clear how I'm supposed to do this.

Thanks again for the extra bit of info,

Nico

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